Mount Tyrwhitt, Grizzly Ridge and Highwood Ridge (1,000 m combined elev. gain)

Kona at window on Mount Tyrwhitt

Kona at the window on Mount Tyrwhitt in mid-October. Pocaterra Ridge is obscured by low clouds.

Kona on summit of Mount Tyrwhitt with clouds obstructing the view

Kona and friend on Mount Tyrwhitt on a cloudy October day with no views due to clouds and mist.

Hiking up Highwood Ridge

Heading up the lower slopes of Highwood Ridge – Grizzly Ridge at right with Mount Tyrwhitt behind. Photo by Anh.

Kona on Highwood Ridge in mid-October

Kona and friend on Highwood Ridge on route to Grizzly Ridge and Mount Tyrwhitt (behind) with views disappearing due to light snow conditions.

Kona on Grizzly Ridge with blowing snow

Kona on Grizzly Ridge before descending to Grizzly col on way to Mount Tyrwhitt.

Descending to Grizzly col with Mount Tyrwhitt behind

Descending to Grizzly col – Mount Tyrwhitt scramble slopes beyond. Photo by Anh.

View of Mount Tyrwhitt, Grizzly Ridge and Highwood Ridge from Mount Lipsett

View of Mount Tyrwhitt, Grizzly Ridge and Highwood Ridge (left of the Highwood Pass highway) from Mount Lipsett on a clearer day in late September.

Mount Lipsett (710 m elev. gain)

Kona on Mount Lipsett

Kona on Mount Lipsett in late September. Mount Storelk in the Elk Range behind at left (Kona’s “dad” climbed on Sept 21, 1997).

Kona on Mount Lipsett trail. Mist Mountain behind

Kona on trail to Mount Lipsett. View to the Mist Mountain scramble route up the scree and rock ridge from the Lipsett / Mist col (Kona’s “dad” climbed on Nov. 11, 1987).

Kona on Mount Lipsett View to Highwood Pass

Highwood Pass from Mount Lipsett with Mount Pocaterra and Highwood Ridge at left; Gap Mountain at centre; Mount Elpoca, Mount Rae and Little Arethusa and Mount Arethusa in the Misty Range at right.

Loki on descent trail from Mount Lipsett

Loki (11 months) on trail after ascending Mount Lipsett.

Ptarmigan Cirque (300 m elev. gain)

Kona at Ptarmigan Cirque – Mt. Tyrwhitt behind

Kona on Ptarmigan Cirque trail in Highwood Pass in September. Mount Tyrwhitt just right of centre with ridge to Mount Pocaterra, out of view at right. Grizzly Ridge and Highwood Ridge left of centre.

Kona looking over at high point of Ptarmigan Cirque trail

Large cairn marks high point of our Ptarmigan Cirque hike.

Luna at Ptarmigan Cirque

Luna (2 yrs old) at Ptarmigan Cirque high point.

Larches on Ptarmigan Cirque trail

Larches on Ptarmigan Cirque trail. Mist Mountain and Mount Lipsett behind.

View of Ptarmigan Cirque from Mount Tyrwhitt Aug 5, 2012

View of Ptarmigan Cirque from Mount Tyrwhitt scramble with Kona and “Sister” Karin in early August 2012. Mount Rae left and Mount Arethusa right of the cirque. Storm Mountain on right skyline. Grizzly Ridge and Highwood Ridge in foreground at right. Highwood Pass highway below.

Mount Rae and Ptarmigan Cirque from Mount Tyrwhitt Nov., 1987

Close-up of Ptarmigan Cirque from Mount Tyrwhitt in November, 1987. Mount Rae highest point at left, Mount Arethusa at right.